Azerbaijan has a large number of ancient and modern mosques. Many mosques have been restored and restored again.
In this article, we tried to highlight the top 5 from this large number of mosques.
Juma Mosque - Located in the city of Shemakha. It was built in 743 and is the first mosque in Azerbaijan. It was repeatedly reconstructed and restored after three earthquakes and a fire in 1918. The last reconstruction is dated 2013. The mosque is divided into three rooms. All ancient buildings before the earthquake and fire were preserved.
Heydar Mosque - A modern mosque built in 2014 in Baku. This is the largest mosque in the South Caucasus. The height of the domes reaches 55 and 35 meters. The construction area is 4200 sq.m. Inside, the mosque is decorated with marble and wood. On the domes ayahs (verse) are carved from the holy book of the Quran.
Bibi Heybat Mosque - Located in the city of Baku in the village of Shikhovo. The mosque was originally built in the 13th century. Later it was completed. In 1936 it was completely destroyed during the “struggle against religion”. The modern building was built in 1999. The building has 3 domes and there is a male and female chapel. Domes are decorated with green mirrors inside.
Juma mosque in Ganja - It was built in 1606 on behalf of Shah Abbas I. The construction is made of red brick. Later 2 minarets were added. The last restoration was carried out in 2008. The building was projected so that at noon the shadow falling on the western wall disappeared. This meant that the time for midday prayer had come.
Tesepir - Built in the city of Baku in 1914 by a woman philanthropist Nabat Khanum Ashurbekova. In 1917, after the October Revolution, it was closed. Since 1943, it again began to function as a mosque. It was restored in 2006. The inscriptions and the tops of the minarets are made of gold. The dome is made of marble.